edit DJI Mavic 3 H.265 videos in DaVinci Resolve

DJI Mavic 3. There’s the 20MP wide-angle camera with 4/3″ CMOS from legendary camera maker Hasselblad and a 12MP telephoto with 1/2″ CMOS, 4K video, and 28x hybrid zoom. The video quality of the wide-angle Hasselblad on the Mavic 3 offers up to 5.1K resolution and DCI 4K at 120 fps. In addition to H.265 encoding, you can all shoot in standard H.265 profiles, but there is no HDR video on this drone.

Can we load DJI Mavic 3 H.265 footage into DaVinci Resolve for smoothly editing directly? As it is known, H.265 codecs are on the list of native video formats for import supported by DaVinci Resolve, many users are still getting error messages when they try to add the DJI Mavic 3 H.265 video into DaVinci Resolve (the latest DaVinci Resolve 17 included). DaVinci Resolve generally supports MOV and MP4 importing. However, sometimes, you found it’s a painful experience add your DJI Mavic 3 files (.mp, .mov) to DaVinci Resolve for editing. And you may encounter problems like these:

“I got a tons of footage from DJI Mavic 3 which is shoot in 4K in h265 codec. It took so long to import to DaVinci Resolve.”

“The DJI Mavic 3 .mov files have the H.265 codec, but when I’m trying to import them to DaVinci Resolve I get this error message: “Invalid file name”. If I try to drag them directly into the bin, nothing happens.”

Many folks are facing the H.265 importing issues with DaVinci Resolve even with the latest DaVinci Resolve 17. As far as I know, is a video compression standard designed as part of the MPEG-H project as a successor to the widely used Advanced Video Coding (AVC, H.264, or MPEG-4 Part 10). If your DJI Mavic 3 H.265 files are not accepted by DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15, it’s probably because of the video or audio codec incompatibility. On this occasion, you need to transcode H.265 to the DaVinci Resolve editing-friendly formats and then transfer the converted video files to your DaVinci Resolve for editing.

The article would show you how to change DJI Mavic 3 footage to DaVinci Resolve native editing format (H.264) step by step with a professional H.265 Video Converter from Acrok, buy running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for DaVinci Resolve. You can convert any video file to DaVinci Resolve format without loosing quality. For Mac windows uer, please get H.265 Video Covnerter for Mac.

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Guide: How to convert and import DJI Mavic 3 files to DaVinci Resolve

Note: The guide uses Mac screenshots as example. The way to transcode DJI Mavic 3 H.265 videos to DaVinci Resolve in Windows (Windows 11/10/8.1) is almost the same.

Step 1. Add DJI Mavic 3 files to the program

You can irectly drag and drop them to the DJI Mavic 3 to DaVinci Resolve Covnerter, or click “Add file” button to load your .mov or . mp4 files. Batch conversion is supported, you can import more than one file at one time to ease your conversion and save time.

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Step 2. Select output format as H.264

You can directly choose the H.264 preset from “4K Video” category for DaVinci Resolve which has been supplied by the H.265 to DaVinci Resolve Converter. The settings also works for DaVinci Resolve 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, etc.

Convert 4K H.265 to 4K H.264

If you like, you can select Apple ProRes MOV or DNxHD MOV as output format. These two formats are compatible with your DaVinci Resolve. You can get the profiles under “Editing Software” category.

Step 3. Start to convert H.265 to DaVinci Resolve editable video

As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion.

After conversion is done, simply click “Open” button to find generated H.264 videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted DJI Mavic 3 video files into DaVinci Resolve for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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